Re: transparent-proxy

From: Bill Wichers <>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 22:57:06 -0500 (EST)

Don't you mean routers instead of switches? I'm not aware of any Ethernet
switches that have the ability to switch packets based on protocol type.
If these really are Ethernet switches, please pass along the manufacturer
and model number(s) by email. I'd be most interested in finding out more
about them...


On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, John Taylor wrote:

> I'm adding a feature to our ethernet switches that hopefully will
> allow for very fast transparent proxies.
> Our switches can be configured to direct all HTTP traffic on any port
> to a specific machine or group of machines, the squid servers. The
> destination MAC address of each HTTP packet is mapped to the MAC
> address of one of the squid servers and forwarded to that server. If
> all squid servers are down, the packets are forwarded normally.
> Thanks,
> John
Received on Wed Dec 10 1997 - 20:00:18 MST

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